Joseph Michael Kramer was born in the Bronx, NY on June 21, 1950. He started playing drums as a young teen after seeing the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. He instantly fell in love with the instrument and crafted his skills from that point on. For 50 years, Joey has combined emotional feel with technical virtuosity to convey the musical ideas of his bandmates in Aerosmith while evolving into one of rocks greatest drummers. His meticulous timing and solid grooves have contributed so much to the sound of Aerosmith that his playing is instantly recognizable. He continues to be the engine that powers the band that has sold 150 million albums worldwide.